§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about those internal United Kingdom subjects that are within the competence of the European Parliament.
§ Sir Ian Gilmour
As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told my hon. Friend the Member for 99W Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) on 11 May, under its rules of procedure the European Parliament may choose its own subjects for debate but its conclusions have no100W
binding authority over the Council or member States, It thus has no specific competence over internal United Kingdom subjects.